Ludington man faces charges of assaulting police following BB gun incident. 

May 14, 2021


Ludington man faces charges of assaulting police following BB gun incident. 

LUDINGTON — Devon Joseph-Edwin Wakelin, 24, of 101 W. Melendy St., was arraigned earlier this week on two charges of assault/resisting/obstructing a police officer, felonies punishable by up to two years imprisonment. 

Wakelin was arrested by Ludington Police Sunday, May 9, 2021 shortly before 6 p.m. near his residence on West Melendy Street, for aggravated assault, damage to police property and obstructing police after firing a BB handgun at a vehicle and then fighting with police during his arrest, according to Cpt. Steve Wietrzykowski.

“The police responded to a complaint made by a 41-year-old Ludington man who said he had a dispute with the suspect earlier in the day,” said Cpt. Wietrzykowski. “The 41-year-old victim told police he was sitting his car in the 200 block of South James Street when the suspect drove by in a red Chevrolet Cruze. The suspect pointed a handgun at the victim, fired three shots, and drove away. The victim said he heard three BBs strike his car.

“Officers later found the suspect (Wakelin) in the 100 block of West Melendy Street,” said Wietrzykowski. “The officers tried to detain the suspect in order to identify him and complete the investigation, but the man refused to cooperate with police. When officers tried to grab the man’s arms to detain him, he pulled away and called the officers ‘dumb asses.’ The officers then struggled with the man to get him arrested. Both of the officers’ body cams were knocked from their mounts during the struggle. The suspect kicked one of the body cams across the street before being put in the patrol car.”

Bail was set at $10,000, 10% cash/surety. A probable cause hearing is scheduled for May 19 at 2:30 p.m. 

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